- Industrial Internet Consortium Announces Microgrid Testbed
The group, which is working to advance industrial IoT deployments across sectors, is working with a number of utility providers to develop a responsive, reliable architecture for microgrids, which rely on networks of electricity sources.
- AT&T Saving $8 Million Annually With Enlighted Lighting System
Through its pay-per-savings business model, Enlighted has outfitted 240 AT&T facilities in 30 states with its sensor-based lighting-control system.
- IoT Technology Cuts Airport Security Waits
Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport is the latest to adopt a sensor-based system known as BlipTrack, which uses encrypted data collected from cell phones and tablets to estimate wait times—helping the airport to reduce those times by up to a third.
- Tennessee Aquarium Uses Beacons to Engage Visitors
The system, using technology from CloudBeacon, enables visitors to utilize their smartphones to locate animals and play the role of researcher.
- IOT News Roundup
Smart-MEMPHIS Consortium developing energy-harvesting sensors for medical, industrial applications; Recon Instruments, APX Labs join forces for workplace smart glasses; Numerex launches SmartGuide global tracking offering; Linear Technology announces SmartMesh IP development kit for developers.
- In the U.K., Pollinating IoT for Agriculture
Through Agri-Tech East, a one-year-old member organization focused on bringing growers and technologists together to improve the agricultural output in the East of England, farmers are starting to tap into the Internet of Things.
- Waggle: An IoT Platform by Scientists, for Scientists
Computer scientists at the Argonne National Laboratory are working with a range of stakeholders, from academics to urban planners, to deploy easy-to-use sensor networks for better understanding the built and natural environments in which we live.
- IOT News Roundup
Caterpillar partnering with Uptake for predictive analytics; Cisco, Deutsche Telekom and Intel creating startup incubator; survey shows strong interest in business-focused IoT systems; DecaWave launches RTLS evaluation kit.
- Leveraging IoT Technology to Make Driving and Cycling Safer and More Efficient
With solutions emerging everywhere, from automotive titans to scrappy startups, technological approaches to improved safety and efficiency for drivers, cyclists and even motorcyclists are quickly evolving.
- Technical Machine: IoT Enabler
What do insects and sensors have in common? Quite a lot at Tiny Farms, which is using sensor boards from Technical Machine to grow its contract cricket-farming enterprise.
- IoT News Roundup: Mobile World Congress
Panasonic announces M2M cloud services and mobile 4G security camera; Jasper partnering with SAP, Salesforce and China Unicom; Fraunhofer IIS and Nokia open German testbed facility for IoT applications running on LTE-A cellular network.
- A Thousand Beacons Will Help SXSW Attendees Connect
The Bluetooth devices will allow users at the music and film festival to see who is on stage or which film is showing at their location, while enabling them to link up with people of interest within their vicinity.
- Industrial Internet Consortium Launches Inaugural Testbed
Bosch and its partners are developing a testbed that documents how to create a track-and-trace program for hand tools in an industrial setting—to ensure not only easy access to the tools, but also their proper use.
- IOT News Roundup
Cisco drives connected car infrastructure forward; Snowden reveals major SIM security breach; FAA unveils proposed regulations for commercial drone use; Bosch to acquire IoT middleware company ProSyst; Sony opens pre-orders for its smart glasses.
- National Instruments on Building an Industrial IoT Toolkit
NI, a provider of automated test equipment and virtual instrumentation software used in wireless sensor networks, is now helping its customers develop industrial Internet of Things solutions for applications such as factory automation and preventative maintenance.